"One time she gave me a Woody. She remembered it was my favorite character from Toy Story."
Staff RecommendationsAdam: I will have a Simple Math review this week. Also ruling my stereo: Balance and Composure's Separation; Fireworks' Gospel; La Dispute/Koji's Never Come Undone.
Kyle: Both albums from Jamie T. Panic Prevention and Kings & Queens have pretty much ruled my iTunes for the past fortnight. Check out these for a sample.
Ryan: The Morning Of, Brand New, I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business, and Mansions
Joe: Check out my track-by-track of the new All Time Low album.
Alex: Take Action Tour.
Ian: Hail Mary Mallon, Themes, Tyler, the Creator's "Tron Cat."
Deborah: Hollerado
Adam Pfleider on 05/01/11 - 01:30 AM
Occasional flashes of warmth
RecommendedBlake: Such Gold and Forever Came Calling
Lueda: King Creosote & Jon Hopkins' album Diamond Mine is absolutely gorgeous. Check out Evening Hymns, too.
Drew: I'm all about the new Balance & Composure, Manchester Orchestra, and Fireworks albums
Adam: Manchester Orchestra's Simple Math; Thou's Summit; Circle Takes the Square's As the Roots Undo
Thomas: Exactly what Drew said.
Alex: Punchline, I Call Fives and Bright and Early.
Ryan: Get stoked for The Wonder Years upcoming record. I know I am.
Blake Solomon on 04/23/11 - 10:58 PM
At the edge of the world you will still float.
RecommendationsBlake: Dikembe and By Surprise
Thomas: Dinner And A Suit and listening to vinyl in general, for the sake of celebrating the holiday!
Matt: The latest Emarosa album is good. Too bad there's so much drama around Jonny Craig.
Drew B: Any and all Simon & Garfunkel. Digging King of the Beach by Wavves as well.
Adam: Thursday's No Devolución and Young Widow's In and Out of Youth and Lightness.
Paul: Just got back from seeing Arcade Fire headline Coachella and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen.
Lueda: Can't recommend Other Lives enough. Their newest album Tamer Animals (out on May 10th) is my favourite album of the year so...
Blake Solomon on 04/16/11 - 11:11 PM
Burial on the Presidio Banks
RecommendationsBlake: Streetlight Fire and Fleet Foxes
Ryan: Every Time I Die, Lydia, The Dangerous Summer, and Jimmy Eat World. Always.
Deborah: Protest the Hero's new record and seeing them live.
Christian: Apparently Charlie Sheen is #losing.
Matt: Kitten, who sound something like Tegan and Sara meet Yeah Yeah Yeahs meet Silversun Pickups. Oh, and the singer's only 16.
Drew B: The new Mansions' album is pretty good.
Adam: Thursday's discog. #bandsthataretherealdeal
Ian: Tsunami Bomb and Nekromantix.
Keagan: Kitten
Alex: Half Hearted Hero and Snooki.
Blake Solomon on 04/02/11 - 09:08 PM
On the run from Johnny Law... ain't no trip to Cleveland.
RecommendationsBlake: Emery and Wiz Khalifa
Keagan: Maniac, Matchbox 20 and With The Punches
Christian: I cannot wait for the new Forever Came Calling track to be released. Minds will explode.
Ryan: Emery and Streetlight Fire (RIYL: The Dangerous Summer)
Adam: True Widow's As High As The Highest Heavens And From The Center To The Circumference Of The Earth ON REPEAT.
Deborah: Dear Landlord - Dream Homes
Ian: Themes' The Phantom and Pharoahe Monch's W.A.R.
Alex: Home Grown's Kings of Pop, Yellowcard's When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes, Nine years (!) of Taking Back Sunday's Tell All Your Friends.
Blake Solomon on 03/26/11 - 09:06 PM
Sitting in the kitchen, wishing I was living like a hit man
Staff RecommendationsBlake: The Mynabirds and Rue Royale
Ian: Themes and Black Milk.
Lueda: Slowreader, The Head and the Heart, and Fredrik.
Christian: State Champs and With The Punches.
Alex: The Saddest Landscape/We Were Skeletons, Hellogoodbye and Vs the Earthquake.
Ryan: The Morning Of and PMtoday
Blake Solomon on 03/19/11 - 11:09 PM
Keep away from me; I am full of terrible things. But if you love the terrible, then please be near to me.
RecommendationsAlex: Defeater, Childish Gambino, Good Burger / Space Jam double feature.
Drew B: The new Title Fight album, Shed, is wonderful.
Ian: I'm going to keep recommending Themes until someone pays attention.
Keagan: Childish Gambino, Surrogate and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.
Stephen: KEN mode - Venerable which comes out on Tuesday. Seeing Caspian live. Getting stoked for Pharoahe Monch's W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) which drops a week from Tuesday.
Adam: SXSW mode. Kicking it into high gear with the new Young Widows.
Ryan: The new Yellowcard record on repeat all...
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/12/11 - 09:36 PM
When I go outside, I'm terrified of what I might find.
RecommendationsBlake: Scattered Trees and Dance Gavin Dance
Adam: Besides Regular Show, you should also watch this.
Christian: I'm a closet The Summer Set fan and jam We Are The In Crowd late at night.
Eda: Typhoon once again, Siskiyou and Scattered Trees.
Paul: Cassie's self-titled album and Yuck's debut album (one of the best of the year so far).
Ian: Themes, The Mountain Goats' All Eternals Deck, and Tyler, the Creator / Neutral Milk Hotel mash-ups.
Matt: Listen to Blake and Eda: Scattered Trees.
Ryan: Dance Gavin Dance, The Color Morale, and The Dangerous Summer
Alex: Handguns, The American Scene, and Second To Last.
Blake Solomon on 03/05/11 - 09:56 PM
And we were lovers. Now we can't be friends.
RecommendationsEda: Crystal Castles, Typhoon and U.S. Royalty.
Ian: Themes, Saigon, Childish Gambino, and Camu Tao.
Adam: Defeater's Empty Days and Sleepless Nights is the real deal...
Alex Djaferis: Funeral for a Friend, Maybeshewill
Ryan: Mayday Parade, Story of the Year, Conditions, and Cary Brothers
Kyle: Summer Camp, Blur
Blake: Just Plain Ant[
Alex: Awesome week for new music: Bayside, Transit, Man Overboard, Handguns, Red City Radio, Darkest Hour, Patrick Stump, DRUGS
Lueda Alia on 02/27/11 - 01:36 AM
Twilight Omens
RecommendedBlake: Islands - Vapours
Deborah: American Steel
Thursday's No Devolución is incredible. Check back Tuesday for an interview and song stream.
Eda: Scattered Trees and The Wilderness of Manitoba.
Ryan: Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, Bayside's Killing Time, Go Radio, and finally getting into the greatness of Mumford & Sons
Alex: Finally making the switch to a Mac (not from Jonny Craig).
Christian: Handguns' new record is good.
Keagan: OFWGKTA, Tyler The Creator and Frank Ocean.
Blake Solomon on 02/19/11 - 11:23 PM
Staff RecommendationsAdam: He laid emeralds in her eyes...
Matt: The Vinyls (RIYL: The Dangerous Summer, JEW). Read Christian's review.
Stephen: Anything Utech Records puts out.
Ian: Couples on couches, naked musicians in public (SFW).
Lueda: Caroline, Eric & Magill and Suuns.
Kyle: The Vaccines, Chapel Club, NBC's Community video remixes
Ryan: Man Overboard, Sims, and Relient K
Alex: Most Precious Blood, Thomas Giles, and Native Trash
Christian: I'm going to start a band called Anderson Silva's Front Kick To The Face
Blake: Transit
Adam Pfleider on 02/06/11 - 12:42 AM
a familiar taste
Staff RecommendationsAdam: Octaves' Greener Pastures and this on repeat.
Ryan: Cartel's Chroma, +44, Gates, and The Dangerous Summer
Alex: Going to the Royal freakin' Rumble.
Thomas: The new Yellowcard album.
Keagan: The Format will always be my favorite band, The Vinyls and The Social Network OST
Adam Pfleider on 01/30/11 - 12:13 AM
After the slaughter, she walks on the water...
Staff RecommendationsAdam: Thursday and The Get Up Kids catalogs
Lueda: Typhoon, The Head and the Heart and Lykke Li.
Matt: I can not recommend The Flatliners enough.
Ryan: The Dangerous Summer, Emery, and American Gods (book)
Alex: Close Your Eyes, The Aquabats, and Times of Grace.
Christian: Think Tim Barry fronting The Gaslight Anthem - Only Thieves
Adam Pfleider on 01/23/11 - 12:07 AM
You are invited...
Staff RecommendationAdam: Support local music.
Keagan: State Champs, Sunset Atlantic and Handguns
Matt: We're Not Afraid (for all the Strung Out fans out there)
Thomas: Once again all I have to recommend is Paper + Plastick Records. For all the vinyl people out there, almost everything that this label puts out has really special/awesome packaging.
Ryan: Decoder and The Social Network
Alex: Less Than Jake
Deborah: Teenage Kicks
Christian: Keagan took my ideas. Listen to The Sleeping because El Guapo is the man.
Adam Pfleider on 01/15/11 - 11:01 PM
The movies, the tabloids, TV and magazines. They tell us all our hopes and dreams.
RecommendationsBlake: Smith Westerns and Soft Landing
Christian: We Still Dream and Insight From A Gifted Individual
Thomas: Farewell Fighter and Paper + Plastick Records and going back to school.
Matt: Joyce Manor and Daytrader
Adam: The Get Up Kids' There Are Rules
Ryan: New Found Glory, Blink-182, and Taking Back Sunday Live From Orensanz
Deborah: The World According to Gob
Blake Solomon on 01/08/11 - 09:52 PM
It's the end of the world as we know it.
RecommmendationsMatt: Probably the best pop-punk song of 2010.
Blake: Castevet and Winchester Warm
Adam: Watch this DVD...it's amazing.
Deborah: Rumspringer
Ryan: Conditions and Black Swan
Alex: Head above water this year, boys.
Matthew Tsai on 01/01/11 - 10:01 PM
Get comfortable. Get unfrustrated.
RecommendationsBlake: Peace on Earth? Or other stuff?
Christian: If anyone is in the Philly area, go to shows on the 28th and 30th. I'll be there.
Matt: The Morning After Girls and The Radio Dept.
Blake Solomon on 12/25/10 - 09:57 PM
It's turbo time!
RecommendationsAdam: Milk and beer are all I drink during my scholarly lessons...
Christian: "Say Hello" to Born Without Bones. Broadside is 2011's pop-punk rising star.
Ian: The Mountain Goats - Zopilote Machine, Aloe Blacc, Dessa, Tron: Legacy
Keagan: OK Computer, Good Old War, The Smiths and Ride
Ryan: Dashboard Confessional, Matchbook Romance's Stories & Alibis, and Cary Brothers
Alex: Seeing The Wonder Years play The Upsides in its entirety.
Adam Pfleider on 12/18/10 - 09:39 PM
"You can always tell by the eyebrows."
RecommendationsBlake: Only Yeasayer
Matt: Fall Out Boy's brilliant discography and The Radio Dept.
Adam: Formlessness, Heima and Waiter: "You Vultures!"
Ryan: I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business, Fall Out Boy, and Wakey! Wakey!
Christian: Born Without Bones
Blake Solomon on 12/11/10 - 11:32 PM
Through all the windows I only see infinity.
RecommendationsBlake: Freddie Gibbs and Bring Back the Guns
Matt: Gasoline Heart (RIYL: The Gaslight Anthem) Portugal. The Man and the incredible new Alexisonfire EP.
Adam: Cap'n Jazz into The Vandals into GWAR. How was your Saturday evening?
Christian: O'Brother and Randy Moss off waivers.
Blake Solomon on 11/06/10 - 10:07 PM
Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
RecommendationsBlake: Hellogoodbye and, of course, Tokyo Police Club
Adam: Wild Orchid Children's ...Are Alexander Supertramp; Led Zeppelin's II; Black Keys' Brothers and being able to see ENVY live!
Matt: Gasoline Heart again (RIYL: The Gaslight Anthem) and Foxhole.
Alex: It's okay to feel lost; it just means you're alive.
Blake Solomon on 10/30/10 - 09:28 PM
RecommendationsBlake: Salem and Balam Acab
Stephen: Idaho, especially Three Sheets to the Wind, and Beau Navire which features members of Loma Prieta and iwrotehaikusaboutcannibalisminyoury earbook.
Matt: Abel and getting excited for new material from Alexisonfire and Kiven.
Keagan: Curren$y, Broken Bells and Bruno Mars.
Alex: We could spend all day piecing together a picture of the world.
Adrian: I'm going to make you an offer you can't refuse.
Blake Solomon on 10/09/10 - 10:27 PM
I want to be uplifting for a change.
RecommendationsBlake: Tokyo Police Club forever and also Valencia
Alex: Envy and Let Me In.
Matt: Kiven (RIYL: Thrice, Circa Survive, Minus the Bear)
Ian: Lazerbeak and Aloe Blacc
Stephen: Seeing Envy live; feeling Tetsu Fukagawa breathe holy spears of fire upon you.
Christian: Tigers Jaw and Mario Kart for N64
Paul: Salem
Keagan: The Gay Blades, Kanye West and Copeland
Blake Solomon on 10/02/10 - 09:42 PM
Who stole our hearts and who left us so hollow?
Staff RecommendationsAlex: No one in the sky or behind the lines cares we're alive.
Matt: The Beat Advocate and Go Rydell.
Ian: Flying Lotus, new Glassjaw, Team Teamwork, purple t-shirts.
Adam: The Saddest Landscape's You Will Not Survive; Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest; Bad Books' Bad Books.
Blake: Tokyo Police Club
Stephen: Rorcal - Heliogabalus. 70 minutes of crushing, sludgy doom.
Alex Djaferis: Near The Parenthesis; Skibunny; Helios
Lueda: The Juan MacLean - DJ KiCKS is awesome party music.
Christian: Post Post - for fans of Shiny Toy Guns
Keagan: Sufjan Stevens, Harvard, Kid Cudi's - "Erase Me" and The New England Patriots
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/25/10 - 09:10 PM
I'd take you back for just a day.
RecommendationsBlake: The Word Alive and Justin Townes Earle
Matt: The Beat Advocate and getting really, really stoked for their EP, which is coming out the 23rd.
Adam: I hope the heads of your children are used for the pleasures of pagan g-ds.
Stephen: Fond of Tiger's new LP Continent & Western, which comes out September 21. Fans of Do Make Say Think and Tortoise take note.
Christian: Jukebox The Ghost is on repeat today.
Blake Solomon on 09/11/10 - 11:30 PM
My body won't stop shaking, and my eyes can't stay focused.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: If I keep telling myself that this is for the best then maybe I can carry on.
Lueda: Azure Ray, Midlake and these user blogs.
Blake: Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin
Thomas: Marianas Trench, Hands on the Stereo, and college football.
Ian: Free Music from Kanye West, The Mountain Goats on repeat.
Adam: College Football means ETID and Tera Melos' Patagonian Rats
Christian: I've been spinning the new Death In The Park CD lately. So good.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/04/10 - 09:51 PM
This is a rock and roll takeover.
Staff RecommendationsAdam: Bars of Gold, Former Thieves, Spoon
Drew B: The new Bring Me The Horizon is the only thing I've listening to all week. It's gonna turn some heads.
Blake: The Cool Kids
Matt: Banquets if you like The Gaslight Anthem.
Stephen: Puma's Half-Nelson Courtship and Gate's Republic of Sadness
Chris: Listening to anything that's The Graduate will cure what ails ya!
Lueda: Help out Graveface Records. And buy the just released Dreamend album, So I Ate Myself, Bite By Bite.
Christian: I Call Fives
Alex: There's something good waitin' down this road.
Adam Pfleider on 08/21/10 - 10:52 PM
Stepped out the crib with the bearclaw slippers
Staff RecommendationsBlake: Transit
Keagan: Man Overboard, The Gay Blades and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Anton: Revisit Mae's The Everglow, Florence and the Machine - "Cosmic Glow"
Thomas: Haulover Drive are my favorite unsigned band that aren't The Narrative. Also what Blake said!
Adam: Good music.
Chris: The Flatliners and Transit are a perfect one-two punch of awesome as summer comes to an end.
Alex: It's her face and those eyes; I can't escape 'em.
Blake Solomon on 08/14/10 - 09:12 PM
I'm proud and ashamed every 4th of July.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: I've got you like a tattoo on my body.
Paul: I'm really into the new Big Boi and School of Seven Bells albums.
Blake: Jay Electronica
Matt: David Shultz and The Skyline

Lueda: The Flashbulb and The Flashbulb. Did I mention The Flashbulb?
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/03/10 - 09:25 PM
To me you are the light...
Staff RecommendationsAdam: These three albums on top of my record player and seeing HEALTH live.
Keagan: You're tearing up my heart...
Alex: Why can't I feel anything from anyone other than you?
Adam Pfleider on 06/27/10 - 12:54 AM
Now I'm older, I wanna be the same as you.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: I'm the exception to the rule.
Thomas: A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Settler, and whatever Craig does next.
Paul: Hussle Club
Adam: Please, catch for us the foxes in the vineyard...
Blake: The Boys of Summer
Matt: My new mini-column, Daily Ditty.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/19/10 - 11:14 PM
We are the last generation of hope.
Staff RecommendationsKeagan: Valaska for fans of Copeland, Steel Train and Japandroids.
Alex: We fucked our ears, we fucked our throats, screaming for the sake of what we love most.
Blake: The Drums and Arms Aloft
Adam: Punk treats for my daughters.
Thomas: Buy American Slang when it comes out on Tuesday. Also preorder your new iPhone that day.
Matthew: Seconded Thomas' first rec, and The Hold Steady.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/10 - 09:03 PM
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/05/10 - 09:13 PM
Been around long enough by now to know I see things differently than most, but here like-minded souls surround and I found a name for what I've always been.
Staff RecommendationsAlex: Let's set our hearts at self-destruct.
Steve: Freelance Whales, The Narrative, and The Radio Dept.
Gregory: Joshua James and Old Man River
Adrian: You bettah get mean too.
Blake: Hawthorne Heights
Adam: RIYL: Some Girls' Heaven's Pregnant Teens, Deerhunter's Mircocastle, Angel Hair's Pregnant With the Senior Class
Deborah: Blacklist Royals.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/29/10 - 09:05 PM
I feel like rain falling into the sea.
Staff RecommendationsAdrian: Music like water.
Blake: Pistolita and Big K.R.I.T.
Paul: Robyn's newest single "Dancing On My Own"
Matthew: The Ascent of Everest
Lueda: Lady of the Sunshine for Angus & Julia Stone fans.
Thomas: The new Man Overboard album is everything I could have hoped for.
Alex: The closer you get to the meaning the sooner you'll know that you're dreaming.
Adrian Villagomez on 05/22/10 - 09:01 PM
Clean up next day from the ticker tape parade
RecommendationsBlake: Balance and Composure/Tigers Jaw and Armor For Sleep
Adam: Bradford James Cox will rule my Summer.
Alex: Like every single tree, reach for the sky.
Paul: Flying Lotus's new album Cosmogramma
Keagan: The Receiving End of Sirens, The Dear Hunter and Tiger Riot
Deborah: Like Bats
Blake Solomon on 05/08/10 - 09:06 PM
Gloria/Us Appearing
RecommendationsBlake: The Radio Dept. and The Eleventh Doctor
Thomas: Foxy Shazam and summer vacation starting.
Alex: Go to the Kimbo Wants a Pepsi Tour. Don't see A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Adam: Came home from work to new pygmylush and working on the new class.
Chris: Paper Arms, Stephen Egerton and (shameless plug) following my blog!
Deborah: Go to the Fermented and Flailing tour.
Blake Solomon on 05/01/10 - 10:14 PM
My thoughts are logical in my bedroom.
RecommendationsBlake: Dr. Dog and Balance Problems
Adam: LastHotGutterTheNew
Thomas: Titus Andronicus, Half Hearted Hero, and finishing school already.
Paul: Bananarama - "Cruel Summer"
Alex: The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
Matthew: The River Empires and helping kill cancer.
Blake Solomon on 04/10/10 - 10:08 PM
There's bones, muscle and blood, what's realer than fat and tendons?
RecommendationsKeagan: MGMT, The Tallest Man On Earth and Angus and Julia Stone.
Alex: I get wet when a part of you's dying. I get wet without even trying.
Blake: Brighten
Drew B: Neon Trees and Refused
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/27/10 - 10:01 PM
Have what it takes
RecommendationsBlake: Would you make it in the Swedish armed forces?
Alex: The only thing that matters is just following your heart.
Jeremy: New albums by Aloha, Triclops!, and The Unwinding Hours (ex-Aereogramme)
Adam: SXSW was beyond surreal. It was awesome meeting so many of you and hanging out! Good times!
Blake Solomon on 03/20/10 - 09:14 PM
Close your eyes and hold me. No harm will befall you.
RecommendationsJeremy: New releases by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Titus Andronicus and The Besnard Lakes
Blake: Octoberman
Adam: SXSW and what Jeremy said...
Keagan: Every Never is Now Tour, Gorillaz and Fairline
Jeremy Aaron on 03/13/10 - 09:15 PM
Don't fix it if it hasn't broken yet.
RecommendationsBlake: Four Year Strong and River City Extension
Jeremy: These New Puritans - Hidden
Paul: Little Boots (album finally out in America) and the new Yellow Swans album
Lueda: Rodrigo y Gabriela.
: Good openers, no openers and can openers.
Keagan: Copeland's Farewell Tour, Beneath The Medicine Tree and I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Blake Solomon on 03/06/10 - 09:26 PM
We shouldn't talk so loud
RecommendationsBlake: Josiah Wolf and Chris Merritt.
Alex: Let's toast the night away to friends and forget about tomorrow.
Adam: Me and Jane Doe.
Keagan: John Mayer and Sleigh Bells.
Blake Solomon on 02/27/10 - 09:20 PM
The decision was to leave.
RecommendationsJason Tate: Cary Brothers' Christmas EP
The Mercury Program and The Most Serene Republic
Adrian: Does the hand of time just beat us down until we surrender?
Steve: The Republic of Wolves and Clipse.
Adam: I am obsessed with this album. Listen to Native and Brother/Ghost as well.
Lueda: The xx, Miike Snow and Balmorhea.
Blake Solomon on 12/12/09 - 09:10 PM
Sigh no more
Staff RecommendationsBlake: Driver F again and also An Horse
Steve: Rookie of the Year, Name Taken, and Circa Survive.
Alex: I'll never feel the same again, but I wouldn't rewrite anything.
Paul: Local Natives and Washed Out
Adam: Just got back from first day of Fun Fun Fun Fest. Check out Crystal Antlers, Melt Banana, Young Widows and Jesus Lizard.
Deborah: The new Dead to Me.
Blake Solomon on 11/07/09 - 09:48 PM

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